pallidigera sp. n.
35mm, 38mm. This and the next species are related to H.
(India), lacking in the male the dense scale tufts on the legs seen in pudens.
This species has a paler, fawn ground colour with faintly darker blackish brown
fasciation typical of the genus. The forewing apex grades distinctly darker, and
the marginal darkening is restricted to the fringes rather than grading more
broadly inwards. A strong black discal mark is present in the holotype but is
very small in the female paratype and absent from a Sumatran male with otherwise
identical facies. The underside is a rich orange-red with darker suffusion and
fasciation in this and the next species, as well as in ossigera
(N. India) and H. spermatophora Hampson (Assam); in pallidigera
hindwing medial fascia is distinctly straighter than in these other species. In
the male genitalia the valves lack the strong outward flexure of ossigera,
and the transverse central flange is shorter, not extending to the ventral angle
of the apex. The stem of the uncus is more slender, with greater curvature.
Those of feniseca
more similar, but the valve apex is more rounded, the transverse flange
shallower but with a slightly larger spur; the uncus is as in ossigera.
. Ulu Temburong Expedition, 1978, BRUNEI, Base Camp, 300m. m.v.
light, 11.x.1978 (T.W. Harman), BM noctuid slide 18849.
BORNEO, inland of Pontianak, March 1910, (Dr
N. BORNEO, (A. Everett),
range. Borneo, Sumatra (HS / K).
preference. The only specimen with precise data is from lowland dipterocarp
forest but the other two are also from the lowlands.
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